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SLIGHTLY COLDER FLOO S im RAGING IN THE SOUTH koosauds of Hen Working to Keep Banks Ffom Let ting Water Spread ir Grounds at Memphis Now a Tented City Under Charitable Charge irchers Unable to Find Body of Browned Fisher- '•By Associated Pram. LEVEE BROKEN MEMPHIS, Term., April dispatch received at 1:30 this af ternoon states that the main levee has broken a mile and a half north of Golden Lake, Ark., about fifty miles north of Memphis. The water is spreading over a wide area in that section. MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 9.—(Dikes guarding thousands of fertile acres of Arkansas and (Mississippi land against the flood tide of the Mississippi river held firm today. But where the tre mendous force of the river hurled against the embankments at bends of the river breaches seemed imminent. In the long stretches of the Yazoo and Delta territory, thousands of men worked all night to atrentghen the levees against the oncoming flood. In villages and on farms in the threat $ ened territory in the north part of Mississippi and north Arkansas, people are ready for an instant flight. Fair Grounds Tented City. In Memphis the tri-state fair grounds have been converted into a tented city and the Associated Chari ties are directing relief measures. At Hickman approximately 2,500 persons are being cared for. More than a thou sand persons, nearly half of them ref ugees from the flood, are at Rtdgley, Tenn., nine miles 'below Aiptonville, Lake county, today, practically with out food. One-story houses are no longer board of county commissioners have named a committee to confer with (Continued onpage 8.) ANOTHER CITY TAKEN BYREBELS Severe Battle Ensuing Where FederalTroopsare Making a Counter Attack By Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, April 9—The city of Jojutla, in the state of Morelos has been taken by 1,000 rebels, under command of Emileno Zapata, accord ing to a report received here. Feder al troops are said to be making coun ter attack and a severe fight is pro ceeding. A UN LEAGUE TO Norton County Branch of the MssooriSlopeLeague Enthusiastic Special to The TrtDuna. MANDAN, N. D., April 9—There will be a meeting in the commercial club rooms Wednesday evening which has been called for the purpose of organizing a Morton county develop ment league to be affiliated with the Missouri Slope Development League. Secretary J. B. Slosson of the Slope ^organization will !be in attendance and explain the need of such a league.. The meeting here will be largely at tended by the members of the com mercial club, and prominent business and professional men of the city. Everyone has been urged to attend ^regardless of their belief regarding County division. County division will taaot effect next year's show and Mor. tto county wants to pnt oat an ex- Wbt that will eclipse all other sec tions of the state. There Is a great deal of enthusiasm regarding the pro jec OMAHA ELECTION IS COMMISSION FORM Eighty-Five Candidates Be sire to Fill Seven Places on the Ballots By Associated PI-CM. OMAHA, Neb., April 9.-^The first city primary under the commission form of government is ibeing held at Omaha today. There are seven 'places to ibe filled and $5 men have filed sa candidates. The fourteen receiving the highest number of votes today will have their names on tie official 'ballot at the election held May 7. The po litical affiliations of the candidates is not shown on the ballots. CHURCH WAS SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER NEW SALEM, N. D., April 8—The old church building on the hill in the west end of town that was built and owned by the Evangelical Bethlehem congregation about ten years ago, and has not been used for a number of years, was sold by sealed bids to the highest bidder. .. It was bid in by the Catholics, the money having been subscribed and guaranteed by the New Salem business men. The price given for the property was $1,150, and it is considered to be good pro. (pefcty alt that price, especially for church purposes. The building will be remodeled and fixed up for Catholic services at once. County Auditors of the State Ordered to Beliver Such Blanks Tomorrow Order Reverses the Opinion RecentlyGivenbyAttorney General As a rsult of the friendly action brought Saturday against County Auditor Flaherty in supreme court to test the legality of that part of he primary elecion law, requiring |the voters to register their party affilia tion with the assessor this spring, the supreme court has just issued an order to Mr. Flaherty requiring him to deliver to the assessors at the meet ing held tomorrow all blanks and books necessary for this registration. While this order is issued to the coun. ty auditor of Burleigh county, it ap plies to every county auditor in the state, and an opinion is to be filed later stating at length why this order (Continued on page 8.) Thirty-second Year, No. 86 BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY.APRIL 9, 1918. 8»«5» RECOVERY OF $5,000000 IN* GOLD SUNK IN OCEANA WILL BE DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE By Associated FT—. LONDON, April 5.—tit is realized that it will be difficult to recover the 16,000.000 in gold that went down with the Oceana when that P. and O. liner sank in the English channel after col lision with the German bark Piragus, though efforts will be made to get the gold. The money was in transit WASHINGTON, April 9.—Prelimin ary steps have 'been taken by Acting Secretary of State Wilson to comply SUPREME COURT ORDERS VOTERS TO REGISTER WITH ASSESSORS BROKER BLOWS TO LONDON TOWN SattTo Hare Charges Against Him fur Assaulting Wife Now With Him By Associated LONDON, April 9.—(Frederick O. Beach, a Wall Street broker, for iwhose arrest a warrant has been issued in Aiken, S. C, charging him with as sault and battery with intent to kill his wife, arrived in London with Mrs. Camilla Beach. No Requisition. COLUMBIA, S. C, April 9.—Up to noon no requiistion paper for Beach had reached Columbia. Governor Blease is out of town. ON BUSINESS TRIP B. G. Gwyther of Sanger was trans acting 'business at Bismarck Monday night. to China as the first portion of the loan arranged by foreign bankers for the n»w Chinese republic. Ten lives were lost in the accident, four of them being passengers on the Oceana and the others being members of her crew. The Piragus struck the Oceana head on and practically tore the side out of the steamer. I 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 SENATE WANTS TO KNOW IF JAPAN HAS MADE ANY EFFORT TO GAIN A FOOTHOLD IN MAGD ALENA BAY AS MEXICAN BASE •. Looks Like New York Dele gates Nay Be for Taft Without Instruction with the Lodge resolution passed 'by attempt by Japan or Japanese inter the senate calling on the president for ests to gain a foothold on the Mexican information in regard to the alleged coast near Magdalena bay. "fr 'O* BOATS COLLIDED. CAIRO, Egypt, April 9—A large number of passengers were drowned last evening by the sinking of the Nile excursion steamer alter a collision with an-* other steamer in the vicinity of the great dam on the river about* fifteen miles to the northwest of Cairo, and a few miles from 6» Kalyub. 4 OELEfjATES MAY NOTBEBRANDEB President Indifferent as In Whether Empire Dele gates are Pledged Bv Associated Press. ROCHESTER, N. Y., April 9.— Whether or not the New York state four delegates at large to the repub lican national convention at Chicago shall be instrducted to vote for the renomination of Taft is the question upon which the 1,015 delegates to the republican state convention divided when the first day session at noon today. United States Senator Elihu Root is leading the forces in favor of in structions which State Chairman Wil liam Barnes, Jr., believes an unin structed delegation would be the wiser course, inasmuch as it is conceded that the delegation will be favorable to the renomination of the president. Mr. Barnes talked with President Taft over the long distance telephone yesterday and the president is under stood to have said that either an in structed or uninstructed delegation would Ibe agreeable to him, inasmuch as practically all delegates iwere for him. Barnes told some of his con ferees today that it looked like a fight on the convention floor if an agreement could not 'he reached in the committee tonight, but he ex pressed the confidence that in that contingency the majority of the con vention would line against an in structed delegation. FROM GRAND FORKS GRAND FORKS, N. D., April 8— Mrs. Gerhard A. Badlng, wife of the mayor elect of the city of Milwaukee, is a former Grand Forks resident. She was Miss Carrie Clemmer, who for eight years was superintendent of the Grand Forks public school system. She also is a graduate of the Grand Forks high school. CEMETERY FOR McKENZIE .. McKenzie Gazette: Arrangements have been completed for a cemetery for McKenzie to be located in the Northeast corner of the townsite. B. F. Scovil kindly donated the lots, ag gregating about three acres, and the county surveyor was out from Bis marck the fore part of the week sur veying the ground and making a blue print of the same. The whole will be enclosed by a substantial fence and will fill a long felt want in this com. munity. ©rilmnc. HALF SECTION FOR BAD UND SETTLERS fironna's BUI ffgnNlncrease Size of Claims in Bad Lands Begion Robert M. McWads. Bismarck Tribune Washington Bureau. WASHINGTON. April 9—Senatoi Gronna has introduced a bill provid ing settlers may have 320 acres in the bad lands region of North Dakota, and believes the senate will favor its being discussed with members. The (public lands committee is opposed to making forest reservation in bad lands where there are no trees. party, who has been here for a week, sailed this morning for Tien Tsin on his way to Peking. WEALTHY MR. ALSOP DENIES THAT HE AND HIS YOUNG BRIDE HAVE HAD ANY DISAGREEMENT 4* SECRETARY KNOX IS ON WAY TO HAVANA Still Being Royally Enter tained by Officials and Citizens in Cuba By Associated Press. GIMiTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 9. —(By wireless from United States cruiser Washington)—'Secretary Knox left Port Antonio, Jamaica, at 8 o'clock last night for Havana. Before his de parture he was entertained at the residence of Julius D. Dreher, United States consulate at Port Antonio, who gave a reception in his honor, wiiich was attended by all the government officials and prominent citizens of Port Antonic AUTO ROAD FROM HERE TOWASHDDRN WASHBURN, N. D, April 8—Four men started from Washburn with a good team and plenty of tools and will dig out the rock and in other ways improve the road between here and Bismarck, so the owners of autos will have no trouble in traveling from city to city. These men will not re turn until there work is completed and if they follow instructions this road will be one of the best in the state. The auto owners are behind this move and it is one that every one will enjoy even though they drive an ox team. PUBLIC MARKET PLACE FOR CITY AND COUNTY MAY BECOMEASSURED Board of City Commissioners Acts Favorably Upon Special Meeting„ of Com missioners Held at City A public market place for Bismarck and Burleigh county may be assured within the next few weeks. It will mean much to the farmers as well as to the citizens. The board of city commissioners met in special session at the city hall Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. A market place will assure the farmers who come to the city of a place where they can dispose GONE TO PEKIN of their goods without arriving all about the city. A rest room with tele SHANGHAI, April ^.—Charles phone could also be provided. W. Eliot, president emeritus of The feasibility of moving the Broad Harvard university, with his way barn from its present location to some suitable site occupied the attention of the commissioners the, greater part of the morning. The (Continued on page 8.) LAST EDITION EIGHT PAGES FIVE CENTS ILLINOIS VOTERS INTERESTED IN PRIMARY VOTE Balloting Today Under Law EnactedbySpecialSession of Legislature Cbicago Women Active in Precincts To Have Suffra gist Issue Prevail Voters in Flooded Bistrict leach the Poling Places in Row Boats CHICAGO, 111., April 9—The voters today are engaged in casting their ballots at the state wide primary which is considered the most import, ant in the history of Illinois. The day dawned beautifully, and the forecast for the state was for fair weather. Scarcely had the first voters reached the polling places when the sun came out, and early in the day it was pre dicted more votes than ever before would be cast at any primary elec tion in the state would be recorded. The election is naturally important for the reason that it is the first time a preferential vote has been cast for president. The preference will be shown among republicans and democrats. The names of Taft, Roosevelt and LaFollette appear on the republican ballot, and those of Clark and Wilson on the democratic. All have either made personal cam. paigns in the state, or have had rep resentatives making them since the legislature, in extra session, ten days ago made it possible for a preferential presidency vote to be held. Republicans, democrats, socialists, and prohibitionists will nominate by direct vote complete state, congres sional, legislative and county tickets, in addition to sanitary district trus. tees, and in Chicago judges of the municipal court, including the chief justice. A preferential vote is also being taken for United States senator among republicans and democrats. There are four names on the republi can ballot, and one on the democratic!. In Chicago women are vastly in terested in the election, as the little ballot here is putting the proposition as to whether women's suffrage shall prevail, up to the voters. In the vi cinity of Cairo it is said the voters are making their way to the polls in many instances in boats. In other parts of the flooded district, voters experience much inconvenience reach ing thev oting booths. Polls here opened at six o'clock, and will close at five this afternoon. MNIMHID Evidence Was Lacking as to Bis Writing Utter to a White Girl By Associated Press. SHREVEPORT, La., April 9—Dis missed because positive proof was lacking yesterday on the charge of having written a letter to a young white girl, Thomas Miles, a negro 29 years old, was lynched near the city limits during the night. When the body was found today it was swing ing from a tree and had been riddled with bullets. Id MEXICO Taft Sends Amanitionof War in Plenty to Army of Greaser Country By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, April 9.—President Taft today authorized the shipment into Mexico of several state consign ments of ammunitions of war for the army of President Madero. The con signment will include six machine guns with 220,000 rounds of ammuni tion, spare barrels and belts, 800 rifles with'254,000 cartridges, 80 revolver* and four cartridge loading machines.